The Sunflower Galaxy (M63)

The Sunflower Galaxy is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

M63, also known as the Sunflower Galaxy due to it's resemblance to the earth bound plant. This galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici, and was discovered in 1779 by Pierre Méchain.

Photo Details

  • Credit: Will Jackson, Kevin Bartee
  • Date Captured: Sun, 01/16/2011
  • Exposure: 170 minutes
  • Telescope: Meade 14" LX200-ACF 3556mm f/10